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The Mission of the Licking County Health Department is to Prevent Disease, Protect the Environment, and Promote Healthy Lifestyles for those who work, live, or play in Licking County. Our Vision is that our work will lead to Healthy People, Living in Healthy Communities, in Licking County.
Eliminate health disparities, improve birth outcomes, and improve the health of Licking County's women, infants, children, youth, and families.
Improving personal and population health status, while emphasizing prevention, through clinical services and public health nursing programs.
Preventing injury and illness by reducing the public's risk of exposure to hazardous diseases, chemicals, and conditions in the food, air, water, and the natural and built environment.
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Reduce the burden of chronic disease and injury by promote healthy lifestyles, and reducing health disparities by through policy and system change, to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
Maintains birth and death records and assures that the personnel, facilities, and finances of the agency are properly managed to provide excellent customer service and efficient use of resouces.
Our Community's Health
Community health assessments, disease rates, flu dashboard, maps, and other health statistics and data.
Reducing Overdose Deaths
Project Dawn distributes the opioid overdaose reversal medication, naloxone, to local residents who know someone at risk of overdose or live or work in an area where they are likely to encounter an overdose victim. This project works with our Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP) program to reduce unitentional overdoses due to prescription and illicit drug use.
Reducing Infant Mortality
Programs promoting healthy babies and moms include: At-risk pregnancy consultations, Newborn home visits, Pack and Play/Cribs for Kids, Safe Sleep training, Child Safety Seats, WIC, Early Head Start, and Immunization.
Measles is a highly contagious disease
Measles can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on measles vaccine, including before traveling abroad.
You can protect your child against measles with a combination vaccine that provides protection against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). The MMR vaccine is proven to be very safe and effective. CDC recommends that children get one dose at 12 through 15 months and a second dose at 4 through 6 years. Call your doctor or the LCHD clinic at (740) 349-6535 to make sure your child is fully protected.